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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:06:34 -0500 (EST)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.02.1301221705470.12487@yoshi>
On Tue, 22 Jan 2013, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> On 1/22/13 4:55 PM, Mays, David wrote:
>> Encrypted media delivery has uses other than DRM.
>> One obvious one I can think of is for secure private video communications. 
>> Think of a doctor transmitting a video diagnosis to a patient
> This case can be served quite well, I believe, by proposals that allow the 
> doctor and the patient to access the video data.  Furthermore, the encryption 
> APIs involved could, I again believe, be quite clearly specified in this 
> case.
> That's assuming that SSL is not sufficient for this purpose.
>> and it's easy to imagine a case for encrypted video that has nothing to do 
>> with DRM.
> Actually, it's really hard to imagine cases for ecnrypted video that need the 
> level of mistrust in the receiving party that the draft in question espouses 
> that have nothing to do with DRM.
> If we are indeed talking about other use cases, I would like to hear what 
> they are, and we should consider designing a system that caters to those use 
> cases better than the currently proposed one.
> -Boris

Boris just stated what I was trying to say in my previous email much 
better than I did.

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